David Wiegand

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For 934 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 You're the Worst: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Z Nation: Season 1
Score distribution:
934 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    [Montage of Heck is] shattering, unpredictable and tells you more about Cobain than any previous film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Falk’s biggest challenge is to maintain our interest level in this wackadoodle sextet and especially in Jimmy and Gretchen because these probably aren’t the kind of people you’d want to spend too much time with in real life. He does that by making them all as vulnerable as they are insufferable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    7 Days in Hell is dead-on funny. Funny as hell, in fact.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Each character, each interpersonal relationship is exquisitely nuanced, realistically detailed and fully unpredictable. ... In the four episodes made available to critics, John Ridley again proves that great television isn’t to be found only on cable and streaming platforms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Abbott makes sure the quirkiness of the Gallaghers is firmly rooted in three-dimensional, credible characterization. You never feel a bit of inauthenticity here.
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    • 100 David Wiegand
    The humor is tasteless and irresistible, an unlikely mix of juvenile jokes about sex and bodily functions, with time-honored elements of screwball comedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    A compelling, surprise-filled show about the devaluation of romance in contemporary life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Repeated viewings may help get all the details, grace-note references to artists like Kara Walker and various feminist filmmakers, but this is not a series that will ever leave you feeling satisfied. Dick will leave you as Jill Soloway intends: restless, provoked, unsettled. In this case, that translates to television greatness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Casual remains very funny, but it has also become even more sophisticated in the third season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Iit’s one of the best-written shows on TV.... This is a solid ensemble cast, with equally fine, and often very funny, performances from Ash, Arnold, Lee, Epps and Bauer. Any way you look at it, Survivor’s Remorse offers the complete package.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Parade's End is a television masterpiece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Copper has much to recommend it: action, passion and great performances arising from an exploration of classic American themes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Broadchurch is a stunning achievement in great writing and powerful acting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Amy Schumer takes no prisoners in The Leather Special, an hour of hilarious, raunchy comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    There is an abundance of quality in Legion at every level, making it a show you can’t stop watching and, oh yeah, the best show of the new year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The film is loaded with useful and accurately scary information about what sleep deprivation is doing to us. It’s an eye-opener, but if you pay attention, it may not keep you up at night.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Why on Earth would anyone want to spend a half hour with these people? Simple: because they are hilarious. The fact that they don’t have a good word to say about anyone reflects on them, and the image isn’t pretty, but it’s very, very funny.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    It is a triumph of superb storytelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    If Kirkman, writer/show runner Glen Mazzara ("The Shield") and the rest of the team continue doing what they're doing--and following the template Darabont created--The Walking Dead can have a bloody long life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    In addition to electrifying footage from a number of live concerts, including the famous “T.A.M.I. Show” in which Brown upstaged the Rolling Stones (the film’s producer denies that was the case), Mr. Dynamite gives us fascinating insight into the evolution of Brown’s music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The miniseries has far more depth and character nuance than you’ll find in, say, a “Marple” or a “Poirot.” Much of that owes to Whitmore’s attention to the telling details of character development and, of course, to the performances, especially Clunes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Every enlightening, poignant or funny word is true in the documentary airing Monday on HBO. The fact that it is so funny eventually becomes strangely sad, which makes the film thoroughly enjoyable but also irresistibly provocative.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The series commands our attention because of how it was conceived by Neil Cross, who continues to write masterful scripts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    [It's so] good you can't help wondering why no one thought of it before, a compelling mix of credible real-life melodrama with a fictionalized approximation of what it takes to get a Broadway show from the idea stage to opening night.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The supporting characters are written with as much attention to detail as the main characters, and the performances are just as winning, especially those of Borges and Donohue. You’re the Worst may feel like another example of snappy, snarky “new” sitcoms like “Difficult People” and “Casual,” but beneath its crisp dialogue beats the indefatigable heart of an old-fashioned romantic comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    At every turn in this heart-wrenching series of films, we are reminded that these men and women are human, no matter how robotic they may seem as they rapidly snap off shots of death and tears.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Top of the Lake is Jane Campion and her cast at the top of their game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Wilfred works on many levels, something that may not become apparent until after you stop laughing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    The subject matter, the nature of most of the characters, may not seem appealing, but there is a resilient humanity at the base of The Deuce. Most of all, there is a great story and even greater storytelling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Wiegand
    Great historical documentaries not only enlighten us about the past, but tell us things about our own times as well, either directly or implicitly. Prohibition, the latest project by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, states the implicit links between the passage of the 18th Amendment and contemporary politics so loudly, you'd have to be drunk on bathtub gin not to get the message.

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